New & NowBooks

The Silver Spoon's Comic Cookbook and All Its Images

0 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, but what about its photography, layout, typefaces, paper—and how they all interact with each other? Each week, we’ll be sharing a book spread that’s worth taking a close look at for one reason or another. And we’ll ask you: What do you think about it?

Today: The Silver Spoon books don't have illustrations—except this one.

What happens when a classic cookbook without illustrations becomes fully illustrated—in comic form? Take fifty Silver Spoon recipes and teach people how to make them in panels and you get Chop, Sizzle, Wow. It's a new kind of recipe, one that relies on images more than text. It makes us wonder:

  • Would you cook from visual recipes? Have you (and how'd it go)?
  • Do you find this approach easier or harder to cook from?
  • Does it only work with simple recipes?
  • Who is the audience for this book?

Let us know in the comments!

Thanks to Kitchen Arts & Letters for letting us borrow this book.

Tags: Cookbooks